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Researchers Discover Flaw That Allows Hackers to Disable Automobile Safety Features

ZDNet reports, “Researchers have discovered a security flaw that probably affects all new vehicles. It allows an attacker to turn off safety features…or any of a vehicle’s computerized components connected to its controller area network or CAN bus.” ZDNet says, “Because it’s a design flaw affecting the CAN bus messaging protocol standard used in CAN controller chips, the vulnerability can’t simply be patched with a recall,” nor is the flaw “specific to one vehicle model.” ZDNet adds, “An attack on the flaw devised by several researchers sidesteps common intrusion-prevention and detection techniques that protect CANs against cyberattacks.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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